Well here we are at the “half way” point of the season. The All-Star break is a time for teams and fans to celebrate the greats in the league. It’s time for us to talk about snubs from the All-Star festivities, and to give a mid-year grade. Who’s going to pass with flying colors, exceeding expectations, and who’s going to need a tutor to get back on track?
Khris Middleton is having an underrated year and even missed out on his third All-Star nod. Shooting well from the field, and being Giannis’ Robin, Middleton is quietly having an excellent season.
Middleton is averaging an incredible shooting percentage at nearly 50/40/90 from the field. A near career year of scoring at 20.6ppg(best is 20.9ppg). Along with a career best 5.7 assists a game has Middleton as one of the most complete and consistent players for Milwaukee in the first half of the season.
Middleton, a 2x All-Star, missed the game this season. Due to about 3 weeks of inconsistent play, accompanied by bad shooting that has brought his averages down. This opened the door for others to be selected instead. But more importantly it coincided with the Bucks’ five-game losing streak in mid-February. During this span it raised some questions if Middleton can be the number two options consistently enough.
Middleton has had a strong season overall, but the two week span in February was brutal. Enough for him to realize he has work to do to get back to A level work he’s capable of for this Bucks team.
Look for more Bucks Mid-Season Grade articles coming soon.
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